The Niger Delta and the Politics of Usable Nigerians | by Omolade Adunbi

Life expectancy in the Niger Delta averages just 40 years, compared to between 53 and 55 within Nigeria as a whole. Yet, the Nigerian state and the multinational corporations operating in the Niger Delta have refused to address the historical processes that led from a ‘usable’ Niger Delta of the 1950s, to a current population … More The Niger Delta and the Politics of Usable Nigerians | by Omolade Adunbi

Overlooking Women’s Health in Northern Nigeria| by Aisha Mukhtar Dodo

“From 2012 to 2015, Nigeria’s health budget consistently remained at around a paltry 6 per cent of the national budget; with a decrease to 4.64 per cent in 2016. This is despite pledging to commit 15 per cent of the national budget to the health sector at the Abuja declaration in 2001. One of the … More Overlooking Women’s Health in Northern Nigeria| by Aisha Mukhtar Dodo

Trump’s Africa Policy: Creating a ‘Useful’ and a ‘Useless’ Africa | by Abel Djassi Amado

“So much of what Trump may, or may not, adopt as official US foreign policy towards Africa is uncertain. One of the things that will, however, influence what impact a Trump White House has on African countries will be the ability of African leaders to astutely define their own national interests.” Following last week’s US … More Trump’s Africa Policy: Creating a ‘Useful’ and a ‘Useless’ Africa | by Abel Djassi Amado

Returning to the Golden Era of Nigerian Agriculture | by Olabukunola Williams

“At the 2003 African Union Summit in Maputo, African countries – including Nigeria – pledged to allocate 10 per cent of their budgets to agriculture to combat consistent under-investment and harness the sector’s potential to spur economic growth. Nigeria is not living up to this commitment.” Motivated by falling oil prices, the now distant memory … More Returning to the Golden Era of Nigerian Agriculture | by Olabukunola Williams

Eradicating Nigeria’s Street Traders |by Olusegun Sotola

“In the current economic recession, it is odd that state governments would decide to cast people out of an innovation they have made to help themselves, and the economic prospects of their states, without offering them any alternative solutions in return.” In a recent popularity poll, a majority of 36.1% believed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of … More Eradicating Nigeria’s Street Traders |by Olusegun Sotola